Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook
M.A., M. Phil., Delhi University, India
Office: CAS 323
Faculty Adviser – Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honors Society, Kean Chapter
Faculty Coordinator – Annual Poetry Elocution Contest for High School Students, NJ
Research Interests: Gender and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial and Literary Theory, National and Transnational Identities, Cosmopolitanism, Indian Cinema, Travel Writing, South Asian Literature
2008 – Quality First Initiative Grant for Poetry Elocution Contest, English Department, Kean University
2005 – Quality First Initiative Grant for Women's Studies Program, Kean University
2000 – Career Development Grant, Kean University
1998 – UFRI Research Award, Kean University
1996 – Folger Shakespeare Library Short-Term Research Fellowship
1994 – NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, Univ. of Pennsylvania
1990 – Distinction: Special Field Oral Examination, SUNY Stony Brook
Working towards a manuscript on "British Women Travelers to India in the Eighteenth Century." Have written review articles on gender-related studies.
Intrepid Traveler, "She Merchant" or Colonialist Historiographer: Reading Eliza Fay’s Original Letters in New Readings in British Literature, ed. Shafquat Towheed, Ibidem Press, 2007.
"Race, Class and Gender - Textualized," Introduction to Fifteenth Annual Student Achievement Awards for Excellence in Feminist/Multicultural Scholarship: Award –Winning Submissions 2003-2004, Mia Anderson, ed. The New Jersey Project, May 2004.
"Bearing Witness: Rape, Female Resistance, Male Authority and the Problems of Gender Representation in Popular Indian Cinema," Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Winter 2000.
- The Romantic Imagination - Interdisciplinary Course in the MALS Graduate Program
- Women, Power and Culture - History Course in the MALS Graduate Program
- Special Topics in Women's Literature: Women and Resistance
- Aspects of the Novel
- Critical Approaches to Literature
- Introduction to Women’s Studies
- Eighteenth Century British Literature
- British Women Writers
- Survey of British Literature - Part I and II
- World Literature
- Writing About Literature
- The City in Literature and Film
- Postcolonial Theory and Literature
- The Eighteenth Century Novel: From Henry Fielding to Jane Austen
- Nineteenth Century British Novelists: Bronte, Eliot and Dickens